Sunday 29 October 2023

North Yorkshire Moors Railway, 4th September 2023 - Part 2: 80136

BR Standard Class 4MT 80136 was built at BR Brighton, and entered traffic on 11th May 1956 at 33A Plaistow. It moved to the Western Region, working in the Cambrian lines area until withdrawal from Shrewsbury on 24th July 1965. In preservation it joined the NYMR stable in 2016, after working at Cheddleton and Llangollen.

Sister locomotive 80135 has been on the NYMR for over 40 years, and had a parallel career on BR. I have ridden behind it more than 40 years ago. It is currently under overhaul.

80136 brings the empty stock into the platform at Pickering, to form the fully-loaded 09:20 to Whitby, running to Grosmont where it handed over to 31128.

Filling with water at Pickering.

Later seen under the coaling stage at Grosmont.

Shunting at Grosmont to take over a train from Whitby.

On the train at Grosmont, preparing for an eventual departure to Pickering.

Making an arrival at Levisham.

Waiting at Levisham, for D7628 (25278) to arrive from Pickering.